Published at Thursday, 24 August 2017 by Vachel Renard in Kitchen Style, with total 44 photographs.
Whereas antique cabinetry might be painted white, beige or light yellow, countertops in black granite, whether matte or glossy, can provide a great opportunity to add contrast. Flooring made from substantial, dark wood planks also creates contrast with the preferred color schemes in Victorian kitchens, which may feature accents in light blues, yellows and rose pinks, building on the romantic feel.
When it comes to materials, Mediterranean kitchens tend toward natural ones, or at least natural-looking synthetics. Hardwood floors are common, usually in lighter shades to continue a light, bright and welcoming feel. Cabinets are often constructed from high-quality woods like cherry; they can be left in their natural state, stained or painted to add a colorful element to the design.
Accessories and other small components can be an essential feature of European kitchen design. For an easy-to-install, updated look, cabinet doors can be replaced with frosted glass, or a wood or laminate-style veneer. Another great way to add visual interest and pops of color in your European kitchen design is with cooking accessories like blenders, coffeemakers and mixers. These are now available in hyper-colorful, modern styles, many of which seem to live at the intersection of vintage and contemporary design and therefore can work exceedingly well in a European-style kitchen. Cookware and large utensils are available in similarly bold designs, helping to create a lively and interesting kitchen space